Daily Israel Report

Israel Police, FBI Coordinate on Terror

Israel Police chief, FBI director meet to discuss cooperation on fighting international crime, terrorism.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 5/6/2010, 10:18 PM / Last Update: 5/7/2010, 8:01 AM

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Israel Police Inspector-General David Cohen and FBI Director Robert Mueller met Thursday in Jerusalem. The two discussed joint efforts on fighting terrorism and organized crime.

Head of Investigations and Intelligence Yoav Segalovitch and Intelligence Department head Ronni Ritman attended the meeting as well.

Cohen said the Israel Police and the FBI had successfully coordinated their efforts to stop organized crime in recent years. Israeli police face unique challenges, as they are expected to fight terrorism as well as street crime and organized crime.

Mueller praised Israel as a “close ally,” and said the FBI would continue to work with its Israeli counterpart. Organized crime, terrorism, and computer crime go beyond national borders, he said, and can only be fought through international cooperation.